Dry dandruff is just dryness of scalp and nothing else. It comes in the cold and dry season, which is winter, stays for around 15-20 days and often goes away even if you don’t do anything. Wet dandruff is actually a misnomer term, because what it really refers to is a scalp secretion called Sebum, which is not dandruff at all. Sebum is like sweat, everybody has it, albeit some people have more of it and some less. When the sebum secretion is on the high side, it tends to accumulate on the scalp surface and causes itching. When scratched, it comes out as white particles in the finger nails. High sebum secretion needs to be maintained properly, in which case you will not have any problems. Failing to do so however results in a host of scalp problems like various infections and hair loss. If you have a seborrheic scalp, one of the worse things you can do is oil it further. It only leads to more problems.
Dr Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing since 27 years in the field of Trichology, even today he consults every patient personally himself rather than leave it to assistants. He can be reached on 080 42067474 / 75.